Leeds dog owner who ignored orders fined

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A Leeds woman has been handed the maximum penalty by magistrates for continually flouting dog control orders.

Selina Reynolds, 29, of Tong Drive, Farnley was fined £1,000 after her pet was found roaming the street unsupervised.

Reynolds’ dog was picked up as a stray in April when dog wardens spotted it wandering alone on Tong Drive.

Although the dog was returned to Reynolds on the same day, the dog had either been reported to or picked up by wardens on six other occasions.

Reynolds was issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice for again allowing her pet to be out unsupervised on the street.

She failed to pay the penalty and was prosecuted at Leeds Magistrates Court.

In addition to the fine, Reynolds was ordered to pays costs of £387.43 and a £15 surcharge.

Coun Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment, said: “The control orders are an effective way of curbing the irresponsible behaviour of a minority of dog owners.

“As this most recent case demonstrates, we won’t hesitate to prosecute when the rules are persistently ignored.”

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